Supernatural: Heart

Sam: "Maybe when the creature takes over, she blacks out."
Dean: "Like a really hot Incredible Hulk?"

Sam must be lucky at cards, because he's sure crapping out at love. (Is that a mixed metaphor?)

At first, it seemed that it was going to be a fun, unambiguous, exciting hunt, with something truly evil to kill and none of those pesky shades of gray. Dean was even excited about it, almost like a kid. But then it kind of turned into a situation like Molly's in "Roadkill." Gray all over the place.

Madison was very likable, so much so that I really didn't want her to be the werewolf. (I particularly loved the way she dumped the laundry basket of tiny undies on the table in front of Sam.) She and Sam had some very cute and believable chemistry, so of course, she had to die. At least she and Sam had a moment, as well as some really hot sex, before her early and unfair demise. That was the first time for Sam since Jessica died, wasn't it?

I expected the dog jokes, but the last thing I expected was tears. Sam's were exceptionally effective, as was Dean's single tear. The musical score sort of ran away with them in that last big scene and I didn't cry myself or anything, but this was still a very good episode. I keep expecting the obvious from Supernatural (that it was Kurt, for example), but they keep not doing the obvious. Good writing there.

Bits and pieces:

— Sam was falling in love with a classy woman while Dean was at a strip club. Can you say, stereotypically in character?

— Have we seen Sam with his shirt off before? I think I would remember. Wow. And it deserves repeating. Wow, again.

— The Buffy fan within couldn't help but wonder why locking Madison up during the full moon, like they did with Oz, was so out of the question. Was it that being a werewolf would eventually make her evil? The way Sam shot her reminded me of Old Yeller. More with the dog comparisons.

— Dean and Sam introduced themselves as detectives Landis and Dante, who were actually the directors of The Howling and American Werewolf in London.

— Emmanuelle Vaugier keeps showing up in shows I like.

— Teryl Rothery, who played the police doctor, also played Dr. Janet Frasier on Stargate SG-1.

— This week we went to San Francisco, California.

Quotes:

Sam: "Okay, Sparky, and you know what? After we kill it, we can go to Disneyland."

Sam: "Check the freezer. Maybe there's some human hearts behind the Haagen-Dazs or something." Alliteration and everything.

Sam: "All right. You go, I'll stay."
Dean: "Forget that. You go after the creepy ex. I'm going to hang here with the hot chick."
Sam: "Dude. Why do you always get to hang out with the girls?"
Dean: "Because I'm older."

Sam: "Dean. Always with the scissors."

Madison: "My house, my TV. I never get to watch my show, so suck it up."

Sam: "What were you doing with Kurt?"
Madison: "I don't know. I mean, it's not like he introduced himself, like, Hi, I'm possessive and controlling and I like to punch people. Want to be my girlfriend?"
Why does the name Kurt always sound like it belongs to a Nazi? Am I subconsciously remembering The Sound of Music?

Sam: "What if the animal part of her brain saw both those guys as threats? The cop, too?"
Dean: "What, are you a dog whisperer now?"

Again, three out of four silver bullets,

Billie
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Billie Doux adores Supernatural which is a good thing since apparently, it's eternal.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It starts out fun and ends up in sadness. I don´t sob or anything here, but I cry a lot with this one. Madison was so cool and she and Sam hit it so well that it broke my heart to see her go. And also because Sam was trying so desperately to save her and couldn´t.

Anonymous said...

Sam in a towel... Season 1 "Hell House," I think?

ChrisB said...

The last thirty seconds of this episode were very powerful. Sam turning to Dean to say, "Just wait here." Dean then watching his little brother go to do the impossible, and the start he gave when the gunshot went off. Incredibly moving and, I would argue, a huge change in their relationship.

Remco said...

I just can't accept the ending like that. They basically murdered her because they couldn't be bothered to take the time to lock her up every month. Smells like a reset button to me.

Juliette said...

I agree with Remco - I didn't like this one. It was like they were really trying to be depressive and miserable. Every other werewolf on every other show locks themselves up during the full moon so why couldn't that be good enough for them?! (I know Dean said she'd get out but that still doesn't quite ring true. Find a cop they've worked with before who'll agree to put her in a secure cell for a few nights a month or something - it's better than being dead). I was hoping, since we didn't see the body, that Sam hadn't actually done it, but I guess not (you guys in the comments have seen the rest of the show, I haven't yet!)

But yay for Doc Fraiser at least.